Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > The Indian Car Scene


Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12th October 2012, 17:05   #16
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: pune
Posts: 310
Thanked: 57 Times
Default Re: SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha

Quote:
Originally Posted by 007 Bond View Post
expected launch by December 2012 or January 2013.
Will there be a soft top option?
davids4x4mm550 is offline  
Old 12th October 2012, 17:52   #17
Senior - BHPian
 
1100D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Calcutta
Posts: 4,179
Thanked: 2,358 Times
Default Re: SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha

Quote:
Originally Posted by 007 Bond View Post
Insider info OM611 wont be offered for Gurkha.. its a relaunch with some changes to... but power has increased.. i will confirm which engine is going to be used...looks are better... major changes in 4x4 module.. expected launch by December 2012 or January 2013.
Gosh! The Only thing it needed is an engine to match the rest of it. They need to do nothing else apart from the Engine.

Regarding service support, we are seeing an increase in Force people carriers on our roads, so I think, they are slowly moving towards the right direction.
1100D is offline  
Old 12th October 2012, 20:15   #18
BHPian
 
torquecurve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pune
Posts: 598
Thanked: 629 Times
Default Re: SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha

I dont think this will sell in numbers and be a serious competitor to the Thar. Now before you blast me for it being a 4x4 beast which is obviously better than the Thar. I agree to it, this being a vehicle high on my wish list.
However the Thar is mostly bought by the Open top loving populace who then proceed to put the widest tyres with the shiniest Alloys to flaunt in their areas.
While we also have serious 4x4 loving or simply looking for the Macho look owners (right on this forum) a vehicle like the Gurkha does not simply appeal to the general "gold chain, white shirt" crowd.

On the other hand, having driven this once (down south in a friends estate) I love the Gurkha for its go anywhere capability and awesome ride even in bad terrain. I still remember that my friend crashed into a boulder sideways, put the car back on its feet with some help and drove away. The dent was repaired at home by removing the inner panel and hammering!.
torquecurve is offline  
Old 12th October 2012, 21:07   #19
BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 858
Thanked: 296 Times
Default Re: SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha

Actually what there to hide. Same old design with a few cosmetic changes.

If Force Motors can shorten the length of the Cruiser/Toofan with a a more contemporary design, they would have decent numbers.
simplyself is offline  
Old 12th October 2012, 21:34   #20
BHPian
 
amrisharm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: siliguri/Darj
Posts: 505
Thanked: 299 Times
Default Re: SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha

Well I dont mean to be a skeptic but I think the new Gurkha is not going to be that much different than the one that was on sale a few years ago. My guess is that the two things that will change is that the same engine that will be tuned to BSIV and a few cosmetic changes in the interior and exterior.

The old Gurkha was priced between 8.2-8.9 Lakhs OTR depending on the city, I seriously doubt that the new Gurkha will be priced any lower keeping in mind the rise in input costs over the last two years. Plus you have additional taxes that have been added by the govt. in the last year or so.

The only major thing that might change is that now maybe Force motors will enlighten its dealers more on this model and production and availability will be much better than before. SO If you are ok with the price of 8.2-8.9 L OTR then get your cheque books ready .
amrisharm is offline  
Old 12th October 2012, 21:50   #21
BHPian
 
satya180's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 166
Thanked: 207 Times
Default

Guys some new insider info. Engine on test is a 2.6L BSIII Traveler engine with 75-80 PS power, 220Nm torque. Interiors remain largely unchanged, atleast on the test mules. The Force One alloys are just for test, would not make it to production cars.
satya180 is offline   (2) Thanks
Old 12th October 2012, 22:18   #22
BANNED
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Coimbatore / MENA
Posts: 673
Thanked: 973 Times
Default Re: SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha

Quote:
Originally Posted by satya180 View Post
Guys some new insider info. Engine on test is a 2.6L BSIII Traveler engine with 75-80 PS power, 220Nm torque. Interiors remain largely unchanged, atleast on the test mules. The Force One alloys are just for test, would not make it to production cars.
Not much different from what's on their website then.

http://www.forcemotors.com/Trax_Cruiser.html

75 HP, 195 Nm as per this page. Any major change to the 4x4 as mentioned earlier?

Looking forward to a real pedigreed offroader.

Cheers.
gthang is offline  
Old 13th October 2012, 13:13   #23
BHPian
 
vibhu_f430's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: chennai
Posts: 197
Thanked: 64 Times
Default Re: SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha

Quote:
Originally Posted by satya180 View Post
Guys some new insider info. Engine on test is a 2.6L BSIII Traveler engine with 75-80 PS power, 220Nm torque. Interiors remain largely unchanged, atleast on the test mules. The Force One alloys are just for test, would not make it to production cars.
That sucks!
If its a BS3, its only meant for the rural market.
I was dreaming about an indian G wagon
Guess i was expecting too much from force motors.
vibhu_f430 is offline  
Old 15th October 2012, 11:26   #24
Senior - BHPian
 
CARDEEP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NCR
Posts: 2,699
Thanked: 1,485 Times
Default Re: SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha

Link to Motorbash's report on another sighting of the SUV, minus any camouflage:

http://motorbash.com/xclusive-mb-sco...revealing-all/
CARDEEP is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 15th October 2012, 19:06   #25
Distinguished - BHPian
 
4x4addict's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chennai
Posts: 3,974
Thanked: 2,497 Times
Default Re: SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha

Quote:
Originally Posted by 007 Bond View Post
Insider info OM611 wont be offered for Gurkha..
This is disappointing.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 007 Bond View Post
major changes in 4x4 module..
I hope it is not a Borg Warner Electric 4WD from the Force One.
4x4addict is offline  
Old 15th October 2012, 19:27   #26
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Indore
Posts: 422
Thanked: 550 Times
Default Re: SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha

Quote:
Originally Posted by CARDEEP View Post
Link to Motorbash's report on another sighting of the SUV, minus any camouflage:

http://motorbash.com/xclusive-mb-sco...revealing-all/
Thanks CARDEEP. Here are the pics from that report:
Attached Thumbnails
SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha-force_trax_gurkha_4wd4.jpg  

SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha-force_trax_gurkha_4wd3.jpg  

SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha-force_trax_gurkha_4wd2.jpg  

SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha-force_trax_gurkha_4wd.jpg  

SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha-force_trax_gurkha_4wd5.jpg  

sarthakgupta is offline   (5) Thanks
Old 15th October 2012, 20:32   #27
BHPian
 
Magnaspectre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Vasai
Posts: 31
Thanked: 10 Times
Default Re: SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha

The pictures from Motorbash seems photoshopped. Especially the round headlights? Round headlamps in a rectangular nacell. I would think even Force motors wouldn't be that daft.
Magnaspectre is offline  
Old 16th October 2012, 09:10   #28
BANNED
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: mumbai
Posts: 2,004
Thanked: 2,025 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (4)
Default Re: SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha

The spy shots seem to show a nice looking Force Gurkha!! I love the high stance and the bright color. The roof rails could have been more asthetic though. And why that akward front heavy stance in this vehicle? Any reason that the back should stick up higher than the front?
What prevents Force from reskinning the body shell like the Force One and giving a better looking Suv?
apachelongbow is offline  
Old 16th October 2012, 10:48   #29
Senior - BHPian
 
CARDEEP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NCR
Posts: 2,699
Thanked: 1,485 Times
Default Re: SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha

I would love having something like the Judo... but, it would mean cannibalization of Force-One's number. BTW, I saw a TV review of the latter & the reviewer commented that it was actually good on most counts, like interiors (dated but sturdy), smooth gearshift (it seems that they have addressed the issue), interior space, build quality (barring the panel gaps), road presence & manners (they rode it at 130 kmph).
CARDEEP is offline  
Old 16th October 2012, 11:17   #30
BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 50
Thanked: 19 Times
Default Re: SCOOP Pics & Video - 2013 Force Gurkha

Is it only me or the new Gurkha in the scoop pics have no rear door (can only see one side). I dont seem to see the door edge and the door handle. Seems like a 3 door SUV
D-nav is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Review: The Force Gurkha 4x4 4x4addict 4x4 Vehicles 302 2nd November 2017 19:07
Buying a Force Gurkha!! Monster_BHP SUVs, MUVs & 4x4s 87 15th July 2016 23:25
Force Gurkha on sale again. Launched @ 6.25 Lakhs GTO The Indian Car Scene 447 16th July 2015 13:43
Pre-Release Test Ride : New Gurkha 4x4 @ Force Motors Pune mohan 4x4 Vehicles 97 16th February 2013 08:47
Force Gurkha on sand! Monster_BHP 4x4 Excursions 48 5th September 2008 18:04


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:19.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks